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Fillings – Frequently Asked Questions

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We know going to the dentist can bring about lots of questions and concerns. We want you to feel as comfortable and confident when you come into our office, so we have done our best to gather the answers to some questions you might have. If you have any questions you don’t see addressed here, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Are Dental Amalgams Safe?

The Food and Drug Administration and other organizations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) continue to investigate the safety of amalgams used in dental restorations (fillings). However, no valid scientific evidence has shown that amalgams cause harm to patients with dental restorations, except in rare cases of allergic reactions.

What should I do to prevent tooth decay for my child?

Children have significantly less tooth decay in their primary (baby) and permanent teeth today than they did in the early 1970s, according to the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). The analysis reveals that among children between the ages of six and 18 years, the percentage of decayed permanent teeth decreased by 57.2 percent over a 20-year period. In addition, children between the ages of two and 10 years experienced a drop of nearly 40 percent in diseased or decayed primary teeth. These improvements have been brought about largely as the result of topical fluoride, sealant use, improved oral hygiene practices and products.So be sure your child has good oral hygiene practices and gets their regular cleanings!

Helpful & Kind

I have been so impressed with level of care at 181, and I would highly recommend them to anyone. They have been affordable, accommodating and for once, I finally don’t dread going to dental visits. I love Becky and the rest of the staff, they have always been so helpful and kind. Thank You, Dr. Lisa

Britt S.
Troutdale, OR


It may be tempting to skip a dental checkup now and then. But remember that regular checkups and professional cleanings can actually save you time and money. Even more importantly, they can save your teeth and your health.